Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Two-part Webinar series. During this first Webinar, the FTC will discuss the principles of good digital citizenship, Internet safety on the go, and aspects of socializing online. Representatives from the ICAC Task Force Program will explore apps that enable predators to prey on children, share recent criminal cases, educate audience members about tools to keep children safe online, and highlight the consequences of cyberbullying.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET


Reducing Tobacco Use in Young Adults

Tobacco control and prevention efforts targeted at youth and young adults needs to employ creative, youth-competent tools and strategies.  Find out the latest data on young adults to assist in integrating tobacco prevention efforts.  Learn tobacco prevention and cessation tips that work well in this population.

Date:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Strengthening Personal and Community Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of Disaster Trauma

People with mental health conditions or trauma histories are at risk for developing adverse reactions after a disaster.  This webinar will explore the impact of disaster trauma, learn about other at risk populations, and gain specific strategies to promote personal and community resilience.

Date:  Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health

Listening session will discuss the criteria development for the Demonstration Program To Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). Section 223 seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. The clinics will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Date:  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time

Smoking Cessation- Brief Interventions for Tobacco use

Smoking tobacco products causes more deaths per year than illegal drugs, alcohol, motor vehicle accidents and murder combined. Smoking Cessation has many things in common with recovery from addiction to substances of abuse, however there are also unique issues in smoking cessation that will maximize client benefits. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to encourage clients to quit smoking tobacco products, plan and implement an effective treatment plan, and identify when to integrate smoking cessation into the client treatment plan.
Date:  November 18, 2014 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Pacific Time

Prescription Drug Abuse

This webinar looks at the scope of prescription drug abuse in the US and demonstrates how the problem is deeply rooted in our culture.  It explores the legal, societal and educational obstacles to finding a remedy to the drug abuse epidemic.

Date:   December 9, 2014 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Cultural Competencies

Developing cultural competence requires examining biases and prejudices and developing cross-cultural skills. Cultural competence requires that social workers, other practitioners and organizations have a defined set of values and principles, and demonstrate behaviors, attitudes, policies, and structures that enable them to work effectively cross-culturally.

Date:  December 10, 2014 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time








Older Americans Behavioral Health:  Webinar Series

This series provides an opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.

Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations

This training is intended for victim service providers who work within an agency that is interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and training that support resiliency.

Date:  Ongoing.